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BattleTech: Campaign Operations
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Graham E. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/15/2016 13:19:18

This review will be far shorter than this book deserves, due in part to illness making my head spin

Is this a good addition to the BattleTech rules line up? Yes, by all that is good yes! If you like the old rules for running mercenary units from the old Field Manuals then this will be a delight. If you want to run a government unit or pirates, you're covered. This is The book for unit management and allows anything from small Lance scale groups up to, well in one example the player Hanse creates something he call the AFFS... Gee, I wonder who that could be ;)

That's another thing, not only are the rules flexible while being robust (good enough that anything not covered can be extrapolated from what is) but there is a nice line of humour running through the book. By keeping things generic the same rules apply to any era with a few modifiers.

To get the most out of this book then either a noticable bit of paperwork or a spreadsheet will be essential but that is rather the point of it Campaign Ops. The rules keep things at a useful level without being overly detailed, and features a simple split for costs between Combat/Peacetime, something lacking in prior versions. I would expect a spreadsheet to be on the BattleTech forums any day now, if it isn't already there!

Planet generation is solid enough to work, while open enough to tweak to a players delight. Not as detailed as some rules sets but doesn't require a degree either so that's a win.

Implementation of the Chaos Campaign framework looks to be nicely done though I have little experience to give a fair and accurate assessment.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
BattleTech: Campaign Operations
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Alistair P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/15/2016 13:19:10

overall a good product streamlining the multiple rules sets for running units with the BattleTech universe really only suitable for battalion level games above this i expect it could be stretched to far but not yet tested by myself at regiment level so i cant guarantee that , the galaxy creator is also very good a sold BattleTech rulebook



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
BattleTech: Campaign Operations
Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
by Carrie C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/07/2016 16:16:08

I was very impressed with this book. It has a lot of great rules that can be used for a variety of Battletech games. I was really impressed by the chapters on force creation, chaos campaign and narrative campaigns. The sample ACS units and teams will be a great help for anyone playing ISW. The only dissapoint I had with this book is that the Clans didn't really seem to get much attention. I really wish the Clans had sample ACS units along with other information, but unfortunately they seemed overlooked in much of the book. It is still a really good book though, and I hope to find a lot of use for it.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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